Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
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Open Until filled


The Hampton University Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation invites nominations and applications for a nine month, full-time faculty position in Kinesiology/ Exercise Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2017.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation offers nationally recognized professional preparation programs for majors and a physical activity program for non-majors to fulfill the general education requirement for physical education. The Department offers undergraduate degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in: Physical Education with teacher endorsement in Health and Physical Education at the PreK-12 levels, Recreation and Tourism Management, Sport Management, and Kinesiology. The department’s graduate program includes a Master of Science in Sport Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate courses in the professional core (Foundations of Kinesiology; Motor Learning; Physiology of Exercise; Sport & Exercise Nutrition; Exercise Testing & Prescription, First Aid – CPR) etc.), and service classes; advise students, supervise interns; assist in the coordination of the Kinesiology major; establish private and public funding sources; Engage in research/ scholarship that enhance partnerships with students and colleagues in the department and school.


Earned doctorate in Exercise Physiology/ Exercise Science.  ABD or Masters with substantial experience will be considered.  Active membership and service in appropriate state and national professional societies (ACSM; AAHPERD; NSCA); experience or potential in grant writing and potential for scholarly productivity required.  College level teaching experience preferred.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work; a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to ralph.charlton@hamptonu.edu or mailed to:

Dr. Ralph Charlton

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Hampton University

Holland Hall, Room 134

Hampton, VA 23668


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